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. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. joining us now in our coverage all of this week, anderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our new poll shows why that case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. new numbers on mitt romney's convention bounds. john, what are the numbers? >> anderson, as the democrats open their convention tonight, let's look at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy, and the woman who stood by his side, vicki kennedy. >> meanwhile, the floor plan is completely different from the republican convention in tampa. sinc
-election, with their convention set to be gaveled to order in just one hour. first lady michele obama caps the opening night with a speech that will talk about the president's connection with and support for the middle class. a theme that the president himself anticipated earlier today at a rally in norfolk, virginia, where he drew a sharp contrast with his republican rival, mitt romney. >> i mean, think about it. a plan that says we're going to make middle-class families pay for another budget-busting, $250,000 tax cut, for people making $3 million a year or more, that's not really persuasive to most people. >> while the president was delivering that line, mitt romney's been up in vermont this afternoon, working on his powers of persuasion, fine tuning his debate preparations and leaving hatchet man paul ryan to do the dirty work on the campaign trail as today in battleground ohio. >> the biggest threat to medicare is obama care and one of the biggest threats to job creation is obama care. so for the sake of medicare, and for the sake of jobs, we are going to repeal and replace obama care. >> what a line.
in with michele obama, a portion of michele obama's speech, what did you think of it? >> it was a great speech, it really was. so many personal anecdotes you could visualize. we were talking last week about how ann romney said a lot of great things about mitt romney but never gave you the visuals. john said it best. who in america are in that convention hall -- or in that convention hall watching the speech didn't get the image of a loving father struck with ms, seeing his two children sat the top of the stairs and fighting and struggling to get up those stairs to hug his children at the end of the day or fighting and struggling to get out of bad to go to work to give them a slice of the american dream. it was an absolutely fantastic speech. and the great line, absolutely loved the line, that being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are. >> very personal, very revealing but it also might have accomplished something in terms of touching on some key areas that might have needed some work, not that the president, you would think, had a problem with the women's vote. >> right
callum. good morning to you. good morning everybody at home. first lady michelle obama headlines the democratic national convention last night. it was a big night for her. she stood in front of a crowd of faithfuls and basically said that the president needs another four years to finish the job. >> i see the concern in his eyes and i hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, you won't believe what these folks are going through, michelle. it's not right. we've got to keep working to fix this. we have so much more to do. [cheers and applause] [shouting]. bill: so already now we have reaction from the romney team saying in part, quote on the first night of president obama's convention not a single speaker uttered the words americans are better off now than they were four years ago. our country deserves real solutions an a plan to turn our economy around, end quote. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." let's get to romney's comment first. the speech last night, how did it play? >> bill i was in the arena. it played very well. brought down the house t was genuine. at the same time ve
michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> one by one, he dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. [ applause ] >> it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> reporter: he went on, addressing welfare reform and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asks -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets passed. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always bring a one-word answer. ar
at the speeches this week, let's remember bill clinton had to follow michelle obama, which was a phenomenal speech, martin. that was as great a speech experience as you could ask for in a convention hall, and people are wondering, how can he follow that? he didn't attempt to top it. he did something different. he did a completely different thing as he so obviously would. so what i think happened was we saw michelle obama hit a home run, and then we saw bill clinton hit a home run, and nobody cares whether this home run went over the centerfield wall or the left field wall or right field. these are home runs, martin. these are just incredible performances, and i think barack obama's going to come in here tonight, and he's going to own this night. he's going to own this convention, own this group. and i really think he is now in control of the campaign the rest of the way when he leaves shar the lo. >> lawrence, the final question to you. how does the quality of speeches at this convention compare with last week in tampa. please stop yourself from laughing, lawrence. >> i actually think for the case
but first, tonight, headlines the first lady michelle obama. >> well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moms that have tested my husband in ways i never could have imagined, i have seen firsthand, that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. you see, i have gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like. i've seen how issue that's come across the president's desk are always hard ones. you know problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer. judgment call stakes are high and there is no margin for error. you're going to get all kinds of advise from all kinds of people but at the end of the day when it comes time to make that decision aas president all have you to guide you are your values and your vision and the life exkbreerns that's make you who you are. barack knows american dream because he has lived it. and he wants everyone in this country everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from, what we look like, or who we love. and... he believes that
michelle obama, first lady, very different take. let's watch. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter what we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. and he believes that when you worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. month, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the role of government plays in providing opportunity. let's watch him. >> the american dream is not a sprint. or even a marathon. it is a relay. our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. but each generation passes on to the next, fruits of their labor. my grandmother never owned a house. she cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own. but she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. and my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this mick phone. >> congresswoman,
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
but better than michelle obama's speech? >> i didn't hear michelle obama's speech. but i heard ann's. >> you didn't watch? >> no. >> reason you curious about the opposition -- aren't you curious about the opposition or the opposition's spouse? >> i'm focused to take my message to the american people. the words from the obama came pain might be delightful, delicious and diversionnary but they cannot paper over the record of the last four years. american people know things are tougher for them. >> regarding the dnc late decision to reverse itself and include language about jerusalem as israel's capital in the platform, the romney campaign is continuing to put pressure on the president himself. saying now is the time for president obama to state unequivocal terms whether or not he believes jerusalem is israel's capital. mitt romney still suggesting that mr. romney is not committed as his party is tonight. bret? >> bret: carl cameron live in vermont. thank you. president clinton is the big speaker tonight. brings to us the text to vote question. how will bill clinton affect the obama campaign? t
. there is a quotation where he talks about michele obama doesn't like hillary clinton and referred tow her as a snake in the past. just remember they don't like each other. >> gretchen: we are hours away from the dnc. and there is a look at who will be center stage to make the case for the president. >> for a lot of people first lady michele obama will be the highlighted speaker but the mayor of san antonio will deliver the key note tonight. mrs. -- the first lady toured the stage and getting familiar with the hall. the audience mostly workers and many of whom are still arriving and many were delayed by the thunderstorms. president obama toured some of the damage boy louisiana. consoling the victims and thanking the first responders. he celebrated labor day and aiming to block mitt romney's road to the white house. >> it is working people like you who have to lay the cornerstones. things that people take for granted and were not always there. 40 hour workweek. weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security, and medicare. >> here in north carolina paul ryan is aiming to
not to the united nations, but tv studio of abc "the view" to tabe a joint appearance with first lady michelle obama. that leads to heavy lifting to secretary of state hillary clinton. who has dozen of meetings planned here. >> we have no scheduled. >> mr. obama has zero. sharp departure from last year when he used the backdrop to have no less than 13 one-on-ones with world leader leaders. >> the president has in the last few weeks had extensive consultation with foreign leaders including the leaders of egypt, israel, yemen, turkey, libya. those consultations will continue. >> they pounced on the comment about the terror attack on libya on the 9/11 anniversary. >> i was pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road. in a lot of places, one organizing principle has been islam. >> jay carney was saying that president was not making clear progress wouldn't come in a straight line. >> again, i would say what i said to dan, there is a certain desperate attempt grasp it. word and phrases to find the political advantage. in this case, it's offensive. >> after declining a request from netanyahu to mee
with michele obama and wednesday with bill clinton. not nearly the same level of security that we are going to see thursday on the football stadium. >> will mitt romney be the bump in the polls and will it be a 6-8 point bump? >> there is one tracking poll out today and inicates a 5 point bump. he went in the convention two points behind obama . how's about three points ahead. that is only one tracking poll. i don't think anybody will get the bounce they used to. back starting in recently as 2004, you would have an outparty and the party that didn't have the incumbent president in july and it was a full month until the incumbent party held theirs and it was time for people to listen to thes and momentum to build up. with the republicans they held it and ended it thursday night and they are already here in charlotte already and it starts tuesday night . bounces don't matter. what is going to matter is where the race is 5-sevendays after the democratic convention and voters sifted what said in tampa and then in charlotte and we'll see where it goes. >> i will not see you in charlotte. i don't
, news, with michelle obama, wednesday, as we mentioned with bill clinton, not nearly the same level of security as we're going to see on thursday at the football stadium. >> mike: will mitt romney get a bump in the polls and if so, the traditional 6, 8, 10 point bump? >> well, there's one tracking poll out today and an indicates about a 5 point bump that he went into the convention about 2 points behind obama, and he's now about 3 points ahead. but that's only one tracking poll. you know, i don't think anybody's going to get the bounce that they used to get. remember, it's back starting in-- as recently as 2004, you'd have the out party, the party that didn't have the incumbent president would hold the convenes in july and a whole month until the incumbent party held their convention, there was time for people to listen to the arguments that one party made and for the momentum to build up. you know, with the the republicans they held that convenes ended thursday night and they're already, we're in charlotte already to start tuesday night. and bumps don't matter. where the raise is f
tough, isn't it, the public eye. if you are michelle obama or ann romney or whoever you are, kate middleton, doesn't really matter who you are or what country you're in, the amount of attention that female very high profile people get these days, it's pretty unbearable, isn't it? how do you deal with that generally? generally? >> well, i think -- i think it's very difficult because you are always -- you always worry so much. not really, i can't generalize. i worry so much. i worry what's going to be the backlash or what is it -- what -- am i looking right, not looking right? in fact, i am a very godmother. an independent woman, i'm a children's book author, and i'm striving to make a difference in education for children with my charitable causes. so i think the best thing you can do is strive on. keep your head held high, and have courage in your heart. and, you know, you can't go back. you just go forward and keep walking tall. >> you certainly have done that the last time you were on my show, i got very intrusive with you and asked you about your love life and you said the follo
of barack obama's first-term record, and they are deploying him now in swing states, even more than michelle obama, he's probably the biggest asset they have. but life is long. you never know when you're going to end up, that these two men are now embracing to this extent. >> life is really long. >> you know, the president got a bounce at the convention, and it's arguable that clinton played a big part in that. we have this new pew research center poll that i found real estate interesting. it showed, when they were asking, what was the highlight of the democratic convention, 29% bill clinton's speech, 16% said the president's speech, and michelle obama's speech was at 15%. so does that also mean that there is a downside to having president clinton -- >> oh, you mean overshadowing -- you know, he -- everybody knows hays not the candidate. i think he's a great character witness for the candidate. i think there was a dangerous dangeat the convention of that kind of a result, because you want your candidate to shine, not the person who is testifying on your behalf to shine. but i think right now
whether that combined with michelle obama and president obama's speech is going to produce a bump. it's a polarized electorate. bumps aren't easy. democrats are happy with last night. >> john, very early on in clinton's speech he really tried to own the obama line about you didn't build it. i thought that was actually somewhat surprising really trying to suggest that actually maybe that line he actually meant the first time around. >> well, democrats do mean it in the sense that not in the way in which republicans have been using it against the president, but they do believe -- i mean, it's the whole theory behind hillary clinton's book "it takes the village." we all remember that. it's the idea that collective action is a big part of our individual success, which is something that when we look at, say, a country like iraq where we've been at war, the emphasis on the rebuilding process is on creating institutions and civil society and rule of law and all the things that allow individual enterprise to prosper. that's the point the democrats were making and they're trying to drive that
. ♪ >>> this is a news 4 news break. >> good morning. it's 8:56 on monday, september 3rd. michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today a day before the democratic national convention begins. she's scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention and she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend a luncheon that honors elected officials that honors elected officials gay, lesbi now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. >>> from now until early afternoon will be the driest part of your day. veronica johnson here. your temperature is 79 degrees now with calm winds throughout the area. we have lingering showers around clarksville and stony run and more coming through around stafford county down to the south. fredericksburg getting wet. 80 to 84 degrees your high temperature today with rain heavy at times as we're expecting some afternoon thunderstorms. 83 is the high today, 85 to 86 tuesday and wednesday.
harry moment here at the democratic national convention. michelle obama will speak on the first night. former president bill clinton will formally nominate mr. obama man 00 second and deliver a speech that may be as important as the president's own acceptance speech. the third and final night. the obama campaign has been using mr. clinton a lot pick stick with the president with all the disappointment in the economy president's role is toe radio mind voters he last economy with full employment. budget surplus of course was gone a year after republicans reclaimed oval was o. we will also hear from john kerry, the head of the foreign relations committee who is on the short list of replacements for hillary clinton for secretary of state if mr. obama is reelected. foreign policy and national security have seen strong suits for president in contrast to past democrats. 6,000 democratic delegates are headed here to cherlt next week. that will make this twice the sides of the republican gathering in north carolina. in 2008 he was the first democrat it carry north carolina since jimmy carter.
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. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th b
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